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    Default Gardening Season is Here...

    ...at least for those of use who only grow in the spring and summer. I have been waiting for this since early December when my last spinach plant was harvested. I have been like a fiend, visiting garden sites, reading blogs, ordering plants and seeds . My hubby is more thrilled than I, especially knowing how much money we saved last year on our vegetable garden. Right now, I am preparing the arrival of new veggie seeds which include broccoli, carrots, spinach, turnips, beets, and cucumbers just to name a few. Those will actually be planted as soon as they arrive since they are cold weather crops. All the others like: tomatoes, potatoes, peas, blueberries, beans, peppers, and many others will be started mid March. Anyone else have the "itch?" What are your plans this up-coming growing season?
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    Well my first season as a balcony gardener is hit and miss. Some of the plants died, the ones left are spider plant, dragon plant (both need repotting), rosemary is thriving, lavender doing ok, coriander on it last legs, curry plant looks fine, pepper plant dying, mint plant mmm, all the others dead dead dead (aubergine, squash, cucumber, plus some others). I wanted to grow spuds but never got round to it.
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    ^^Don't worry, you can always start over. My ichiban didn't do too well and I blame that on the bugs. I was able to get only one eggplant from it. I will be trying again this year. Good luck!
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    Yay! My husband swears I've been looking at the seed catalogs like they are girlie magazines.

    I think I'm going to add some new stuff this season as well:
    beets
    spinach
    lettuce
    carrots
    sweet potatoes
    green beans

    and lots of my old favorites:
    tomatoes
    peppers
    cantaloupe
    oregano (the one I planted last year is still going, right through winter and snow)
    basil
    mint
    pickling cukes

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    I'm so glad to see ya'll talmbout gardens and such. I still need to clean mine out from the summertime *dodges tomatoes*









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    Subscribed! I so need to make sure I start my little garden on time this year. Last year I tried in pots but this time I am gonna be a big girl like yall.

    Chandra--What kind of catalogues do you order your seeds?

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    I am going to be Old McDonald this year. The hubs, son and I have been juicing ( daughter allergic to some fresh veggies...go figure). So we go thru a butt load of veggies and fruit. But have found a very cheap fruit store NOT IN THE HOOD that gets us thru it.

    So I told him the other day we will be in that garden like slaves.

    Beets
    Sweet potatoes (first time)
    celery (first time)
    carrots
    cucumbers
    tomatoes
    butternut squash (first time)
    spinach
    collards
    peppers and hopefully some lettuce. Cant do anything about the fruits but hopefully we can survive on our own veggies.
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    LOL @ Old McDonald reference.

    Boy, you're ambitious!! I grew celery for the second time last summer...had NO idea how easy it was! Do you need a lotta room to grow sweet potatoes? What veggies is your daughter allergic to?









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    Yeah! Most of my seeds that I ordered from the Burpee catalog are here. I really like the Burpee seeds. Reading the reviews on their site really helped me in the selection process. I am still waiting on one of the catalogs that I ordered from Fine Gardening.

    @hunnybuuny-please keep me up-dated when you start your sweet potatoes.

    Root veggies always make me nervous because there is not much that I can do once I get 'em going. I had a bad case of potato bugs last season. Good thing I planted most of my crops in containers. Those bugs were ruthless. I tried putting one tomato plant in-ground and they began attacking my poor plant like nobody's business.

    As soon as the weather breaks one of my first tasks will be to transplant the 4 strawberry plants from last year. The roots are over crowded. I was lucky to get 1 runner out of the bunch so, now I have 5 strawberry plants.
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    For those that shop from TV and online, don't forget to check out QVC's garden center. They sell all types of plants, flowers, roses and bulbs: http://www.qvc.com/cgen/render.aspx/....yah=0101-K853 . They have a lot of videos that show you what the actual plant will look like when mature.

    ETA: Still jealous of you with yards.
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